Nov 13, 2015 03:29PM patoo wrote:
Warrior, absolutely love this pic. Thanks for sharing.
Posted on: Sep 12, 2015 06:27AM - edited Nov 13, 2015 11:23AM by Moderators
We would really like to put together a slide show showing all your faces to show the amazing diversity of our community, reaching around the world. Please share with us here, or PM us.
Photo (best quality possible)
Where you live
Quote about how the community/BCO has helped you.
Thanks for being a part of our community!
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Nov 13, 2015 03:29PM patoo wrote:
Warrior, absolutely love this pic. Thanks for sharing.
Nov 13, 2015 04:34PM patoo wrote:
You too dubkyb1.
Nov 13, 2015 07:16PM farmerlucy wrote:
WW! Wowza!! Amazing!
Nov 13, 2015 10:45PM - edited Nov 14, 2015 06:27AM by chrissyb
Hi! Chrissyb here (aka Christine Bout). I'm from a little country town called Burra in South Australia, Australia. I was originally dx in December 2003 at age 52 stage II grade 2. Did the usual things, mastectomy, was allergic to the chemo (nearly killed me), was allergic to Tamoxifen ( gave me a suspected heart attack) so no other treatment. Come May 2009.......while at my '5 year' (yes I was a bit late) and having pain in my arm and neck doc decided to do bone scan......Hellooo Mets!!! Yep, stage IV. I had other restaging scans and test and then had a rod placed in my arm to prevent shattering (yes, it was that close, all it would have taken was a hard bump) and then onto Aimadex. Oh the SE from that one thank goodness I only got to take that one for 15 months before a further progression and a change to Femara. To cut a long story short, I am still on Femara five years later and according to my docs, I am NED! Yay!!!! Living life to the fullest possible and have just arrived home after six weeks in France........yes, I did say I was living life to the full......lol.
I found BCO purely by accident in June 2010 while I was looking for some information and answers to a few questions I had......Oh! how glad I am that I found this site! It has kept me sane when I was at my lowest on Arimidex and has allowed me to help myself by passing on knowledge to others while hopefully helping to calm their fears. This site is just amazing!!
Nov 13, 2015 11:26PM KiwiCatMom wrote:
ChrissyB - so great to see your smiling face and that you're still NED!!!
Nov 14, 2015 05:46AM duckyb1 wrote:
Hi Chrissy............finally a real good look at our Chrissy..........'hope your doing well Sweetie......so great to see you......hugs.........
Big hug to you too Ruth....will have to get back to our game playing..hugs
Nov 14, 2015 06:31AM leftduetostupidmods wrote:
Hi all, I'm Day, diagnosed at the age of 48 in 2009 with DCIS, LCIS, IDC, ILC and cribriform in the right breast, 3 mm tumor in sentinel node, stage IIb. Had bilateral mastectomy (left was prophylactic), axillary lymph node dissection, bilateral LD flap reconstruction, chemotherapy (Taxotere+cytoxan) and AI for 5 years. I had to go through all three of them and finally finished on Femara. Had multiple issues of side effects from the treatment and surgeries, now I'm disabled due to that. But still going strong, celebrated 6 years NED on October 19th 2015. I live in SE Oklahoma City (Midwest City actually) with my furbabies, two dogs and two cats, and my main "occupation" is gardening. Once I was off AIs in January 2015 I managed to start shedding the 60+ lbs I had put on during BC treatment, got from 191 lbs at 137 lbs now - still 7 more lbs to go. I still have issues following the reconstruction and will go in January 2016 to get surgery for herniated abdominal oblique muscles caused by LD prelevation.
This is me during chemo and me now. Just to give ladies some hope that yes, hair grows back and we can get to a new "normal".
Nov 14, 2015 06:38AM patoo wrote:
Wow seachain, what a great head of hair (though you looked great in 2010 as well).
Nov 14, 2015 06:41AM annieoakley wrote:
Chrissyb, so nice to see your smiling face and a big congrats on NED. You and KiwiCatMom were the first to greet me on the bone mets thread and offer me encouragement. I'm so grateful for this site!
Nov 14, 2015 06:42AM leftduetostupidmods wrote:
I actually cut it twice since 2010, each time about 8". I took 5,000 mcg of Biotin during chemo and a year after to help my hair grow. It used to be below my hips before chemo :(
Nov 14, 2015 05:46PM Wren44 wrote:
Seachain, I grew up in Midwest City and graduated from high school there in 1957 (a million years ago). I enjoyed growing up there. After marriage, we lived in Houston, TX and then moved to Seattle, WA. I think your hair is impressive. I was lucky enough to escape chemo, so I'm still dealing with my original baby fine hair.
Nov 15, 2015 04:54AM leftduetostupidmods wrote:
Wren, I'm happy that it grew back - well, most of it. It looks nice but if I braid it, the braid is about 1/4 of the thickness it used to be before chemo. It also goes through cycles, from tight ringlets to wavy and back. And I had two episodes of it falling again since I finished chemo - apparently it's not out of the ordinary for that to happen - well, you don't lose all of it, it just thins out significantly then grows back. Hence me cutting it twice; when it started growing back after each episode it looked like a mullet.
Jan 31, 2016 04:37PM Hipline wrote:
I realize it's way past when everyone else posted but I just hit 5 years NED and feel like posting :)
I was diagnosed with pleomorphic ILC at age 52 and just have to say that "This journey is best traveled with family and friends!"
Here I am biking in Australia just the other day!
Jan 31, 2016 04:47PM farmerlucy wrote:
Woo Hoo! Congrats on five years Hipline
Jan 31, 2016 05:23PM DivineMrsM wrote:
Hipline, what a terrific comment: "This journey is best travelled with family and friends."
Jan 31, 2016 06:43PM KiwiCatMom wrote:
Congrats, Hipline! Whoo hoo! And that is a great comment about family and friends. :) Thanks for the smile!
Jan 31, 2016 07:01PM RonnieKay wrote:
Great to see you, Chrissy....and all the amazing Sisters!
Jan 31, 2016 10:15PM Ossa wrote:
Woohoo hipline time to celebrate
Mar 20, 2016 04:49PM - edited Mar 20, 2016 04:49PM by Fe_Princess
Hi Denise here. I was diagnosed with IDC 2A no nodes. I was 51 when diagnosed (2-13-15). I live in Zürich Switzerland as of June 2015. I was diagnosed and treated in Portland OR. The nurse gave me three trust worthy websites and BC.org was one of them. I felt like I was never alone when in the discussion forums. When it was 4am and I was freaking out, I could get on here and someone would soothe my worries always. I always tell people if you know someone diagnosed, tell them to go to bc.org.
side note, I am having my implant removed and replace with SGAP FLAP on April 14th. I am so happy to get the implant out and curious to report difference between U.S and Swiss treatments.
Below is me hiking in the Alps at Säntis in August last year.
Mar 20, 2016 06:25PM sensitivehrt wrote:
My name is Brandi. I am 41, will be 42 in June. I live in Sacramento, CA. I was just DX on March 7, 2016. Been more of a lurker here, with just a couple of posts. My first appointment since being DX is on March 31. I have found the BC a great place of information and a good place to find people going thru or who have been thru the same thing. I'm sure I'll be posting more once I know what my options are. So far I've been told ICD, Grade 2 ER+ PgR- Her2-. I also have Neurofibromatosis, not sure if that will play into my treatment plan.
Thank you for the welcomes I've already received.
(My beloved dog Chance in pic with me)
Apr 3, 2016 03:13PM IamNancy wrote:
wow - all these wonderful posts ..
I was 62 when I was diagnosed and was shocked as I was just going for a routine mammogram and there is no breast cancer in my family... Dx 11/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+. My oncotype was 25 so I went for lumpectomy (twice) chemo and radiation .. my incision burst while going through various treatments and leaked for the next 2 yrs .. I had surgery again this January to close the incision and stop the leaking - I now have a seroma it doesn't seem to bother me and the dr said it could take a yr to go away - I do have to get ultrasounds done on it to make sure it isn't getting bigger...
I was so happy to find this site after my diagnosis- to be able to join in with other people going through what I was going through - the same treatments at the same time as me- sharing our side effects, joys, fears and encouraging one another ..it helped so much and still helps.
I hated losing my hair - but when it came back I ended up loving it really short..
Apr 3, 2016 06:01PM Nachout818 wrote:
Hi there ,
My name is Diane and I live in New Jersey, USA.. I am just starting out on this journey. I was diagnosed on 2/11/16. I had my surgery on 3/22/16.
57 (almost 58) at diagnosis.. DX: IDC Stage 1 Grade 1 0/1 node. ER+ 100%, PR + 64%, Her2- ( FISH)
This website was in the literature I received from the breast surgeon.. I am so grateful for the encouragement, information and support I received here .. The friends I have made is just an added bonus..
This is a picture taken in November 2015 at the Grand Canyon... My husband and I took an helicopter ride and had a picnic.. It was the most awesome experience ever!
Apr 3, 2016 06:17PM - edited Apr 3, 2016 06:22PM by PatRN10
Hi, My name is Pat and I am a nurse from southern Maine. It has been exactly a year since I started my BC journey and BCO has been here every step of the way with up to date information and wonderful support. I was diagnosed at age 52 with IDC and Since 4/1/15 I have had surgery, radiation, chemotherapy , and hospitalization for complications. On the other hand, I also have almost completed my first year in a Nursing PhD program during treatment! This year has been a wild ride and am so thankful for family, friends and the BCO community. I celebrated my 53rd birthday March 6 with my hair growing back.
Apr 5, 2016 03:21PM SlowDeepBreaths wrote:
What an awesome thread. You all look amazing.